exactly 9:00 a.m. and say, hey, bets, what do you know? >> after tim's untimely death, betsy led the program with tom brokaw as the moderator during the homestretch of the 2008 campaign. betsy and i, after being classmates at american university years ago, partners on this program in december of 2008. from wall street to the campaign trail to our program in afghanistan, we pursued one of her signature goals. >> i want to take a story and figure out how do we move it forward, how do we get to the bottom of something, how do we progress a story. >> now it's her own story moving forward. betsy leaves us, but she gets her weekends back, a little bit more time with husband, jonathan, and her darling ella. 22 years with "meet the press," 11 as executive producer, murph and axe, you know her well. >> i was shocked to hear she took the job in the first place because she thought she could sleep late.